Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1993 Jul; 13(7): 408-9, 388.
[Comparison between electro-acupuncture with chlorpromazine and chlorpromazine alone in 60 schizophrenic patients]
Yangzhou 2nd People's Hospital.
60 schizophrenia patients were treated with electro-acupuncture and chlorpromazine therapy in comparison with chlorpromazine therapy alone, 30 patients for each group, and their curative effects evaluated according to the brief psychiatric rating scale (BPRS). The result showed the total curative effects of the two groups were similar. However, the marked effects appeared earlier in combined therapy than that of using chlorpromazine alone, less chlorpromazine was needed, hence displayed fewer side-effects.